OBITUARY

Joseph J. Matarese

July 10, 1946July 16, 2020
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Joseph J. Matarese, 74, went home to his Lord and Savior on July 16, 2020 at his home in Naples, FL surrounded by his brother Chris and sister Mary.

Joe aka "Uncle Joe" was born July 10, 1946 at Misericordia Hospital in Philadelphia, PA to Anthony J. Matarese and Rita T. Matarese.

Joe joined the Army after high school at 18 years old on July 16, 1964. He was honorably discharged on March 20, 1967.

Joe went into the seminary to become a catholic priest, but when his father passed away he came home to help raise his younger brothers and sisters. He managed a Pepperidge Farm store in PA. He was always there to help with his nieces and nephews. He loved his family and felt blessed to be a part of their lives.

Joe moved to Naples, FL in 2008 to help his sister Rita with her youngest daughter after their mother passed away. He was also very helpful with his great nephews Marcus Jr. and Marcello. Joe would tell you "I have ten thousand diapers under my belt"! And he loved every minute he spent with the kids!

He is survived by: brothers, Jerry Matarese and wife Jeanette, Christopher Matarese, and John Matarese; sisters, Mary Matarese and Rita Matarese; nieces and nephews, Taya Vargas, Michelle Mitchell, Marcus Sr., Marcus Jr., Marcello, Marciano, Tanya and Shawn Scalf, Christopher T. Matarese, Cody Matarese, Nicole, Aiden, Hailey, Krista and Eric Blore, Amelia, Aaron Mike Matarese. Clarenza, Aubrey, Lily Anna.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Anthony Matarese and Rita T. Matarese; brother, Anthony Matarese.

Services will be held Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, 525 111th Ave N., Naples, FL 34108 with visitation one hour prior to services.

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    Sunday, August 2, 2020

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Tinker Tina Matarese

July 19, 2020

Uncle Joe, I KNOW you are rejoicing and worshiping with Grandmom and Grandpop and Uncle Tony in Heaven!!! I will forever cherish all of our laughs, giggles, prayer times, prayer walks, and meditations we had together!!! Thank you for teaching me about Jesus and being the love of Jesus to all who had the blessing of being in your presence!!! I am eternally grateful we had time together and sing this over you, only 13 short days ago. β€œThe Lord bless you AND keep you, Make His face shine upon you AND be gracious to you! The Lord turn His Face toward you AND give you peaceβ€πŸ™πŸΌπŸŒˆπŸ’‹πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ˜‡ Love You Always, Tinker

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